February Is Black History Month
Each February, we honor the contributions of African Americans who have helped shape our nation. Black History Month recognizes the heritage and important role these leaders play in the story of our country.
Black History Month Staff Spotlights
Meet some of our very own Black leaders!
Introducing Home School Vice Principal Beyonka Marshall! She supports our Bay Area homeschoolers and lives by the saying “Black History 365”. Read her spotlight here to learn how her heritage helped her become a successful educator.
Introducing Special Education Teacher Ken Mewborn! His favorite mantra is, “You will know what you want to do, once you start doing something.” Read his spotlight here to learn more about his background and what inspires him.
Always Be Learning
It is important to always be learning and understanding how this culture has impacted our history. Below is a library of resources to support your ongoing education not just this month but throughout the year.
Teens & Adults: choose from this list of 81 new books by Black authors.
Children: use story time to educate on Black History by picking a book from this list.
Free Online Events
February 22 at 3:45 p.m. – watch Paola Velez create a Dominican recipe that reflects and embodies her identity as an Afro-Latina chef. Register here (registration required).
February 23 at 2 p.m. – join this webinar to learn how President Abraham Lincoln welcomed African Americans to the White House during America’s most divided era. Register here.
Activities & Resources
Build on your knowledge using these activities and resources for grades K-12.
Learn how February became Black History Month.